OBITUARY: Malcolm R. Simmons Sr.


Mr. Malcolm R. Simmons Sr. age 81 of Lebanon passed away on March 22, 2022, at Summit Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Born in Macon County, TN, he was the son of the late Jesse James Simmons and Elsie Mai Huffines Simmons.

He retired from the former Castner Knotts Stores Distribution Center with 40 years of service. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by son, Jimmy Simmons; daughter-in-law, Joy Simmons; three sisters: Linda VanHook, Mary Sue McGee, Jessie Hughes; and special aunt and uncle: Dee Merryman and Malcolm Huffines.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Evelyn Durham Simmons; two children: Malcolm “Bud” Simmons Jr., and Janet (Mark) Clemmons; five grandchildren: Andrea Simmons, Joshua (Beth) Clemmons, Jason Simmons, Celia (Jeremy) Taylor, and Tyler (Nicole) Clemmons; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Charlene Durham Baker; and brother-in-law, Paul Howard VanHook.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 2 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Pratt and Mark Clemmons officiating. Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Saturday 3-6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. until service time. Active Pallbearers: Paul Elliott and Brad VanHook, Josh and Tyler Clemmons, Jason Simmons, Jeremy Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers: Garvis York, Jim Maynard, Mark Sandlin, Gene Usrey, Roger Knight, Bobby and Randy Huffines, Tim McGee, and John Carrol Vaden.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.


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